Monday, December 14, 2009

The FWC is a pretty closed community and we don't get a regular influx of new people on any sort of consistent basis. You would think that when a league comes around with a new spin on fantasy wrestling like SWIFT, FMLL, or LVW that people would flock to these leagues because they are dying for something new. That just never seems to happen though and they are all run by quality people who have a good mind for what they are writing.

As I become an older wrestling fan, the reason I've maintained my interest is that I make an effort to keep up with the greatness happening in the year and now instead of wallowing about how great things were in the past. My favorite three promotions this year are DDT, CHIKARA, and Dragon Gate which are all doing something different and all three are all fun and energetic enough to keep even an an old coot like myself interested.

People unfortunately aren't willing to give willing them a shot or willing to make the effort though to try something new. They either stick with what they always watch or they just give up without a fight which I find really sad because the goodness is out there. Take Holtz for instance, this is a man whose interest in had wrestling waned, but he made the effort and went out there and found something in CHIKARA that made him love wrestling again and he is back RPing for Empire with a new character.

All of us here are basically writers or we at least like writing. We need to show our creativity and give some of these leagues a chance to become something special.

Next blog I'll talk about my favorite characters this year outside of WFW:NE!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

The myths about E-Mail

1. Myth #1: The email you are given is their primary email address. I have four (or five) different email addresses, AOL, GMail, Yahoo, Optonline, and if need be, can be contacted through Facebook messaging.

2. Myth #2: People check all their email addresses every day. I check my primary every day and Gmail every couple of days to a week, but sometimes I let my Yahoo and Optonline email accounts go dormant for months.

3. Myth #3: That your mass mailing everyone about your e-fed will actually be read. Lets be honest folks, I get around fifty to seventy five emails a day with all the different things I'm involved in a lot of my morning is sorting through and deleting the emails that I either don't have time for that day or are non essential. This is just my primary, I have to do this at my other email accounts as well and get to everything.

4. Myth #4: If you use a Yahoo or Hotmail account that your mailing will somehow make it through whatever spam filter is used on AOL or Gmail. I can't tell you how many emails I've had to fish out of there myself from those two sites.

What is the solution? While I still believe sending out email reminders are important, if at all possible, you really should make an effort if you want to run a league to instant message people you can and and let them know what is going on. It is much less impersonal and you know you've made contact with them. Plus, it also gives an opportunity for those people to communicate if they have a question or comment or are just wondering about something.

In some leagues I've been in, I've never got an instant message from the people who were running the league. You would be surprised how much easier and more fun things are for both sides with simple communications.